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Tory MPs plan vote rebellion on Army Reserve plans

The government is facing a rebellion by some Conservative MPs over its reforms which will mean 20,000 regular troops are replaced with 30,000 reservists by 2020.

More than 20 Tory MPs have signed an amendment to a coalition defence bill, aimed at delaying the plan until its further impact has been discussed.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond urged his MPs to reconsider, saying it would "cause confusion" in the Army.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

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